So this particular comment on another topic got me thinking about "regional" JW cultures. Things that were acceptable in one area you lived in, that were absolutely verboten in the JW hall/circuit you perhaps grew up in etc. Can anyone think of any?
never met JWs that cared if people played Chess, and I knew a number of people who did play chess. They even played little magnetized boards on the way to conventions. So... your experience is way different than mine and not JW typical.
I mean it may be era, to some extent, but there are definately things I've been quite shocked that I've found out folks in say, Canada And north America do, for instance.....fishing! I knew people that literally had to dispose of their fishing gear before they were allowed to be baptised! It was supposedly ok if you were going to eat it but the laws were I lived required catch and release, so fishing to eat was unlikely. And as for guns, well, even one that is supposedly for self defense against animals wouldn't fly in SE UK. Don't know about Scotland.
Also I certainly remember Chess being very much disapproved. You certainly wouldn't find dubs asking each other for a game, for instance.
Also we didn't say " the friends"...always "brothers and sisters", which makes me think since the advent of JWBroadcast we may find the culture far more homogenous as the dubs rush to copy those at Bethel.
Reminds of the middle ages when everyone copied the fashions and manners of royalty.